Kris Kristofferson

Born 22 June 1936.
Kris Kristofferson


Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, songwriter, musician, and film actor. He is known for writing and recording such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson is the sole writer of most of his songs, and he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup "The Highwaymen". In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also known for his acting work, including his role as Earl Hurley in The Motel Life, which he co-starred in opposite Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, and Dakota Fanning.

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  1. Review of Feeling Mortal

    Feeling Mortal 2013

    Reviewed by Paul Whitelaw
    A streak of warm-hearted defiance courses through Kristofferson’s 28th album.
  2. Review of Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72

    Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 2010

    Reviewed by Ninian Dunnett
    An intimate eavesdrop on the restless spirit that changed country music.
  3. Review of Closer to the Bone

    Closer to the Bone 2009

    Reviewed by Rob Crossan
    An album that only adds to Kristofferson’s phenomenal legacy.
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